Sacramento German Genealogy Society
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What's New?
July Der Blumenbaum – This issue has just been sent to the printer (July 12, 2021) and it is posted on the Der Blumenbaum Journals webpage (available only to members).
 Der Blumenbaum Journals (menu option) – The new Der Blumenbaum Journals menu option will eventually contain the current and all prior issues of Der Blumenbaum. All issues are available to members. The non-member public can see those that are 11 years and older. The SGGS journal digitization project is ongoing and it will be some time before all issues are available on that page.
Eric Kopittke presentation to be rescheduled – Halfway through the presentation we lost contact our speaker. We plan to reschedule him for later this year. The video for that presented is in the members-only section (menu Feb 23).
IGGP 2021 Virtual Conference – Registration is now open for the International German Genealogy Partnership's conference (July 17 to 24, 2021). Register soon and you will get the early bird discount. Posted 11 Feb 2021.
Can you trace your ancestors back to the brave and hearty Germans who immigrated to Pennsylvania? Is there a Palatine in your past? Please check out our new Pennsylvania German Special Interest Group on the SGGS website, and join our new Facebook group!
Researching Schleswig-Holstein? – The International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) is circulating the URL links to a Jan. 30 connection session on that topic (video recording, handouts). Display the links.
Time Zones – Online events can task place anywhere and you are frequently faced with doing time zone conversions. On the Live Webinars FAQ page, you will find an easy to use time zone converter that has be pre-configured by SGGS to show times for the most commonly referenced time zones.
SGGS Video Library Update – The four Teresa Steinkamp McMillin webinar recordings have been moved into the Video Library page located in the members-only section. In addition, permission to continue posting the videos for the other speakers is being solicited. All videos for which permission is not granted will be removed by Feb. 1st.
Pommern Research Video – Recording of the 2nd ONLINE POMMERN CONNECTION SESSION of the Pommerscher Greif, the Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna and the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) in the English language from December 19th, 2020.
New links and files posted – Go to the links and files options under Resources. The new entries are denoted with a "NEW" marker. Includes many links to Prussian reearch in Germany, a Germans from Lithuania name index and free German music. And just added is a link to a FamilySearch page containing videos for those doing Austro-Hungarian research.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) – On Nov 10 a survey asking about interest in participating in a special interest group was emailed to all members. As of Nov. 23, 93 members have responded. SIGs would operate online using social media (Zoom, message board, blog, Facebook, etc.). If you want to discuss hosting or co-hosting a SIG, please provide your email address in the survey or contact SGGS directly.

SGGS' Online Store

The SGGS Online Store which sells Der Blumenbaum back issues and a few mechandise items is temporarily closed. It will reopen soon with an all new look and easier to use customer interface. If you have any questions about ordering merchandise, please contact SGGS <>.
SGGS also looking for people to help with sales during meetings and to ship items ordered online. If you would like volunteer, please contact SGGS at any of its meetings or the foregoing email address.


Upcoming Events
Jul 27
No SGGS Meeting in July
The monthly meeting will not be held in July in lieu of the IGGP Virtual Conference. Members will are highly encouraged to attend IGGC 2021!
Aug 24
Eric Kopittke- Part 2 of "Germans migrated to Australia too!"
Although far fewer Germans migrated to Australia than to America during the nineteenth century, their arrival and settlement helped shape Australia. Many of those who came to Australia had relatives who went to America. This presentation will provide an overview of the history of German migration to, and settlement in, Australia especially during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A list of useful resources for researching family in Australia will also be provided.   Bio: Eric is a family historian, presenter, and author with a strong interest in Germany and the former German Empire. He has been actively researching his family ...
Sep 28
André Hammann German Immigration in Brazil – Historical and Cultural Aspects
Brazil has the second largest number of German immigrants after the USA. André will discuss migration from German States and immigration to Brazil, the reasons for emigration, the immigrants difficult beginnings in the Southern regions of Brazil, and their subsequent prosperity accomplished through hard work and education.   Bio: André Hammann, born 1983 in Três de Maio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, married, 2 daughters; Mechanical Engineer, MBA in Business Management, working in the agricultural machinery industry as Project Manager; languages: Portuguese, English, German and Spanish. Genealogist by hobby, board member of GenealogiaRS and IGGP, member of DAGV and VFFOW; ...